Punjab, Haryana, MP registers win in 1st Hockey India Junior Women Zonal Championships 2023
New Delhi, 27 March: The 1st Hockey India Junior Women Zonal Championships 2023 concluded on Sunday with Hockey Haryana, Hockey Jharkhand, Hockey Madhya Pradesh, and Hockey Karnataka winning the Finals in their respective zones.
North Zone: Hockey Haryana win the Final; Hockey Punjab and Uttar Pradesh Hockey finish 2nd and 3rd respectively.
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Hockey Haryana won the 1st Hockey India Junior Women North Zone Championship 2023 in Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh on Sunday after defeating Hockey Punjab 4-1 in the Final. Shashi Khasa (11', 60') netted a brace to set up the win for Hockey Haryana, while Manisha (2') and Ravina (50') also contributed to the win by scoring one goal each. On the other hand, Sweena Rani (50') scored the consolation goal for Hockey Punjab.
Uttar Pradesh Hockey beat Delhi Hockey 7-0 in the 3rd/4th place match to finish third in the North Zone.
East Zone: Hockey Jharkhand win the Final; Hockey Mizoram and Hockey Association of Odisha finish 2nd and 3rd respectively
Hockey Jharkhand clinched the 1st Hockey India Junior Women East Zone Championship 2023 in Khunti (Ranchi), Jharkhand by defeating Hockey Mizoram in the Penalty Shootout after the game was tied at 2 - 2 (2 - 1 SO) at the end of regulation time.
West Zone: Hockey Madhya Pradesh wins Final, Hockey Maharashtra finish second
Hockey Madhya Pradesh defeated Hockey Maharashtra 6-1 in the Final of the 1st Hockey India Junior Women West Zone Championship 2023 in Rajnandgaon, Chhattisgarh. Mitali Sharma (9', 21') scored a brace while Khushi Katariya (18'), Captain Bhumiksha Sahu (25'), Soniya Kumre (49'), and Huda Khan (51') scored one goal each for Hockey Madhya Pradesh. For Hockey Maharashtra, Tanushree Dinesh Kadu (42') scored the consolation goal.
South Zone: Hockey Karnataka win the Final; Hockey Unit of Tamil Nadu, and Hockey Andhra Pradesh finish 2nd and 3rd respectively.
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Hockey Karnataka won the 1st Hockey India Junior Women South Zone Championship 2023 at Ramanathapuram, Tamil Nadu by defeating the Hockey Unit of Tamil Nadu 3-1 in the Final. Disha M (26'), Captain Yamuna (38'), and Disha Ponnamma MU (44') scored one goal each for Hockey Karnataka, while Archana S (58') was the lone goalscorer for the Hockey Unit of Tamil Nadu.